Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Juliet Journals: Stronger than Death




MY HATRED IS STRONGER THAN DEATH: MIXED MEDIA ART JOURNAL PAGE BY JULES CAPULET AGED 16

Digital collage 12ins x 12 ins



detail of journaling

Who do those bastards think they are?
I hate all Montagues
They killed my mother
Now they want to destroy my life
But I won't let them
I am a Capulet and I am stronger than that

Over at #suchtweet, the the air is ripe with hormonal activity: Jules is having a Sunday morning lie-in but the lads were out on the razz last night and are now nursing hang-overs. After some serious fisticuffs, Romeo went home with bleeding knuckles and, not for the first time, Murcuteio has woken up next to a young woman who's name he doesn't know or can't remember. Meanwhile, poor LaurenceFriar is fretting over what to do about the growing level of violence between the young people who frequent his Fair-Trade cafe. Personally, I think he should leave well alone and stick to making lentil burgers: there is no doubt that these children hate each other with an intensity and energy that only adolescence can muster and Laurence's Middle-Aged-Hippy aphorisms are falling on very deaf ears.

Lovely Jules has deep, unresolved emotional issues surrounding the death of her mother, ten years ago, and her vulnerability makes her an easy target for bullying at school. It probably also means that she's not going to be very good at choosing boyfriends. It's all too horribly predicable...

If you missed the first of Jules's journal pages (and have no idea what I'm writing about), you will find it HERE

7 comments:

Lori Saul said...

Wow- powerful and dynamic work!

Lumilyon said...

Thanks Lori oxox

La Dolce Vita said...

love all of it, how fun to interact and your work as always is powerful and stunning!! xx's

lynne h said...

hey! i've missed you! loved seeing 'lumilyon' over in the sidebar ...

i agree with cat, this is powerful and stunning - as always!!

xo

Seth said...

Strong and powerful for sure!

MrCachet said...

Emotionally charged, to say the least. I'm impressed!

Kimmie said...

I am so loving this project! You've really gotten inside the story .... something tights loving people would be afraid to do